10/08/2016 , 2m, 52s

The grasshopper is a classic mint chocolate cocktail. Often you'll find it treated as a dessert, especially when ice cream is used in place of the heavy cream.

The Eater history, linked below, traces the roots of this one back to early 20th or late 19th Century New Orleans. I had no idea. I'd always assumed it was some 70s invention.

  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce mint liqueur/creme de menthe
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 ounce cognac, optional
  • 2 drops green food coloring, very optional

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail class. Garnish with shaved chocolate or a mint leaf.

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History Of The Grasshopper from Eater

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